Past Titles of the Opéra

Although at all times in its history the institution was commonly known as the Opéra, its formal title (which changed frequently during the Revolution) is revealing of Political affiliations and imperatives.

[until 1791] Académie royale de musique
24 June 1791- Opéra
29 June 1791- Académie de musique
17 September 1791-     Académie royale de musique
15 August 1792- Académie de musique
12 August 1793-         Opéra
18 October 1793-         Opéra national
7 August 1794-         Théâtre des arts


Source: Nicole Wild, Dictionnaire des théâtres parisiens, p. 300.

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